Dr. Sridhar Mitta

Dr. Sridhar Mitta is the Founder and Managing Director of NextWealth Entrepreneurs Private Limited, Bangalore, India, a new generation Information Technology company pioneering distributed delivery model.

Most recently he was the Managing Director and CTO of e4e India. Dr. Mitta has been an internationally recognized expert in the effective management of multi-national R&D in Information Technology. He was involved with Wipro Technologies since its inception in 1980, ultimately becoming the CTO and head of Global R&D. He helped to develop global delivery of outsourced product development services to technology majors such as Intel, Cisco, Lucent, and Sun Microsystems. Dr. Mitta was the President of the Bangalore Chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs and serves on several Boards of companies and venture capitalists in US and India.

He holds a PhD and MS from Oklahoma State University; an MS from IIT-Kharagpur; and a BE from Andhra University, India. He is a senior member of IEEE and Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Don Fowler

Don Fowler served as CEO of SumTotal Systems until 11/08 (a public software company) and previously as CEO of two early stage companies. He was Senior Vice President at Tandem Computers, and served in executive capacities with Bechtel Group and IBM.

Don started his career at Boeing. The experience gained in these outstanding companies has forged a management style and problem solving capability that is well known throughout Silicon Valley. His personal energy and leadership are also well known.

Don works with various private companies, through advisory or board memberships. He occasionally takes the CEO role in companies with which he is working in order to assure the company makes specific milestones (this has occurred four times in the past ten years).

Don is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and holds two degrees: a BS in Mathematics and an MBA.